Stefano, Donald J.
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Gates: Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at age 81. Predeceased by his brother, John Stefano. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Rosemary (Salerno) Stefano; children, Paul Stefano, Christopher Stefano, Peter (Brenda) Stefano, Donna Stefano; grandchildren, Omar Al Jendari, Daniel Stefano; brothers, Francis (Norma) Stefano, James (Anita) Stefano; sisters, Helen Stefano, Margaret B. Livernash, Rose Marie (Richard) Lombard; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Virginia and Ronald Miner; many nieces and nephews.
Donald was dedicated to caring for children. He worked for 32 years for the Rochester City Schools, first as a teacher and then as a principal at #15 and #30 Schools. After retirement, he taught Math at St. Lawrence School and Religion in the after school program. He was proud of his Canadian background, owning a home on Southern Georgian Bay in Ontario, Canada, where he served the homeowners as president of the Beach Association.
Friends may call SUNDAY from 1-5PM at the DiPonzio Funeral Home, Inc., 219 Spencerport Road, Gates. On Monday, February 25, all are invited to attend his Funeral Mass at 9:30 in St. Lawrence Church. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to St. Lawrence School. 1000 N. Greece Rd., Rochester, NY 14626 or to Alzheimer’s Assoc., 435 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14620 in his memory. Donald’s family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at the Highlands at Brighton for their loving and compassionate care.